We are honoured and delighted to have the enchanting Edward’s Eternal share her new story…
So thrilled to be asked back to give you a sneak peek at my new fic. Thank you so much to the lovely ladies who run this blog —you rock!
Birthdays are usually not a big deal for me—I keep things pretty simple. But for some reason, my husband decided to give me a day of wishes this year—anything I wanted for the day. Turned out my wishes were pretty simple—we had a fun shopping trip, dinner at my favorite restaurant and what I wanted the most; the entire weekend with him. Us—snuggling, making love and just together. I thought it was one of my best birthdays ever—he thought it was genius on his part. He says I was so easy to please he was giving me a day of wishes every year.
That got me to thinking. What if I was younger—would there have been more wishes? Other things I wanted?
Then the idea started.
What if you were five—and your favorite person in the whole world gave you five wishes for your birthday?
What would you wish for?
Teddy Cullen loves many things—visiting his grandparents, playing in the park, ice cream— chocolate and vanilla—and most importantly, spending time with his much beloved Daddy.
But there is something else he wants, and using his special wishes, he’s determined to get it.
Something, or perhaps, someone, has caught his attention.
“Teddy, don’t bother the nice lady too much. Here’s your cone.”
We both looked up at Teddy’s father, standing there and holding out the double scoop cone to Teddy who took it with a grin. Then he reached for the vanilla one his dad was holding in his other hand and turned to me, thrusting it forward. “This is for you.”
I frowned and looked at his father, who shrugged and smiled. “It’s his birthday. One of his wishes was to buy the reading lady a cone.” His voice was serious. “I can’t say no to a birthday wish.”
I chuckled and took the cone from Teddy, leaning in as I did to kiss his chubby cheek. “Well then, I can’t either. Thank you for including me in your birthday wishes, Teddy.”
He grinned widely. “I got a birthday kiss, Dad! I didn’t even hafta use a wish!”
His dad laughed and sat down, extending his hand. “Hi. I’m Edward. I see my son has already made himself very comfortable beside you. I hope we’re not disturbing…”
I smiled as I shook his hand, his large palm easily encompassing mine. “Not at all. I’m Bella.”
His return smile was warm. “Bella.”
I ducked my head, licking my cone as I wondered why my name sounded so nice when he said it.
“So you came to the park, got an ice cream cone, and now have three wishes left, Teddy. Do you know what you want?” I asked him.
He knows what he wants, all right. And it’s not at all what his father expects.
I glanced at Edward who was looking at his son confused. I knelt in front of Teddy. “What’s your wish, Teddy?”
He bit his lip as he drew in a deep breath. “It’s an important one.”
Edward knelt beside me. “Tell us.”
Us. Just the sound of that tiny word from him made me shiver.
“You’re gonna make spaghetti for supper, Daddy, right? Your spaghetti?” He paused. “Is that a wish?”
Edward ruffled his hair and grinned. “Nope. That’s a freebie, little man. So you can use a wish and save the two you want for your special one. Okay?”
Teddy looked at me and smiled. “I want Bella to have supper with us.”
And so it begins…
It’s a story of finding love when you least expect it.
And discovering that wishes really do come true—regardless of age.
Summary: Birthdays are special—especially when you’re five. What special wishes does Teddy Cullen hope come true this year? And why do his wishes involve a certain dark-haired lady from the park?
Gah! We are falling in love with young Teddy already!
And in other exciting news, our Edward’s Eternal, as Melanie Moreland, has recently revealed the cover for new latest book.
It looks amazing! Melanie explains the significance of the image…
The cover symbolizes so much. There is a painting in the book that figures very much throughout the story and this image you see of the stormy waves is how I saw that picture. The powerful image also represents the turmoil that is caused when Megan enters Zachary’s life. The upheaval and chaos she stirs are like the constant pounding of the waves against the rocks, and the outside world is like a storm that threatens to tear them apart. But within the ocean’s tumult, is beauty, and the colors that swirl in the water are the colors she brings to his life.
This cover was beautifully brought to life by Mayhem Creations.
The story sounds fabulous and we look forward to its release in October.
Many thanks to sweet Melanie for sharing with us today, and many thanks to each and every one of you for reading.